OMA Testifies Against PTSD Bill

This week, the OMA provided opponent testimony on House Bill 308, legislation to allow first responders to receive PTSD benefits through workers’ compensation in the absence of a physical injury. In its testimony, the OMA stated that it has historically opposed proposals to permit PTSD compensation in cases in which there is no associated physical injury or illness — and that “the adoption of a mental-only diagnosis would mark a significant change to the Ohio workers’ compensation system.” The OMA outlined other potential avenues to provide benefits to first responders for lawmakers’ consideration. 6/4/2020